Bebe Rexha claps back at designers who refused to dress her
Bebe Rexha stunned in a gorgeous red tulle gown at the 61st annual Grammy Awards on Sunday (10Feb19) and threw shade at the designers who refused to style her.
The pop star, who received her first two Grammy nominations in January, called out fashion designers in an Instagram video later that month for not wanting to dress her for the ceremony because she is not “runway size”.
However, on Sunday, the Say My Name singer slayed the red carpet in a scarlet Monsoori gown with a halter-style top, a nipped in waist and flowing tulle skirt. And she had a strong message for the designers who overlooked her.
“Yo, you wish you could’ve dressed my fat a*s!”, the singer blasted when asked about the controversy, according to Teen Vogue.
The 29-year-old accessorised her fairytale look with a diamante necklace, jewelled earrings, and a messy updo.
And during E!’s Live From the Red Carpet, the blonde singer was thankful for the outpouring of support she received in the wake of her video.
“It’s been amazing. I didn’t expect it,” she smiled in a chat with Ryan Seacrest. “I just did the video because I was really heartbroken and it bummed me. They said I was too big or fat and I love my body and I just want other girls to love their bodies.”
After Bebe posted the video in which she slammed designers for not saying they can’t dress someone “that isn’t runway size”, the size 8 singer urged the fashion industry to empower women to “love their bodies instead of making girls and women feel less then by their size. We are beautiful any size! Small or large!” she insisted.
It soon prompted fashion stars Karl Lagerfeld, Moschino, Christian Siriano and Michael Costello to reach out, leaving Bebe with plenty of options.
While she was a winner in the style stakes, the double nominee left the ceremony empty-handed, losing the Best New Artist gong to British singer Dua Lipa and the Best Country Duo/Group Performance to duo Dan + Shay.